This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things, America

The Miss USA Pageant was last night. (SPOILERS BELOW Oh, screw it, no one cares.) Before the competition took place, all 51 delegates were asked a series of questions… including: “Should evolution be taught in schools?” This is just full of fail…: Watch that thing. All 14:48 of it. I dare you. What you see [Read More...]

Ask Richard: Atheist Husband and Father Continues to Go to Church

Note: Letter writers’ names are changed to protect their privacy. Dear Richard, I’m married to a strong (and sweet) Christian woman. Since we’ve been married, I’ve realized that I’m an atheist. I’ve tried explaining this to her a couple times, but her belief in God is so natural to her that it never really sinks [Read More...]

Is It Bigotry To Not Vote for a Mormon?

Last week, I was part of a religious roundtable discussion for the Chicago Tribune — they wanted people representing different faiths (and no faith) to talk with some staffers about the paper’s religious coverage. At one point, we introduced ourselves, saying our name, who we represented, and the message we wanted to get across. One [Read More...]

These Atheists Have a Highway, Too!

The Idaho Atheists weren’t the only ones who did some highway cleanup over the weekend! The Capital Region Atheists & Agnostics did the same thing in New York: Things we learned today, as said on Facebook by Rick, the event’s organizer: Apparently, high proportions of the nation’s dwindling number of smokers are drawn, irresistibly, to [Read More...]

The U.S. Open Omits ‘Under God’ from the Pledge

If you’re watching the U.S. Open championship (because you really like golf… or you lost the remote… dammit, where’s my remote?), then you might have caught a nice little surprise in NBC’s introduction, when they said the Pledge of Allegiance: “Under God” was just skipped over (so was “indivisible”), so it went like this: ONE [Read More...]